Thousands throughout Texas felt the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey first-hand. More than 48,700 homes in the state sustained damage, and many lives were changed. In these dark times for the community, it would be all too easy to lose hope. But, as Ryan Binkley witnessed many times during this devastating period, the response of people to support those in need was truly heart-warming.
Ryan, in his roles as Principal and CEO of Dallas-based business Generational Equity and Lead Pastor of Create Church in Richardson, knows many within the community and wanted to help in this time of need. He and the leadership team at Create Church saw a good way to achieve this was by supporting The Association of Related Churches (ARC), which has member churches in South Texas who would know the best way to support residents in need.
Formed in 2000 by six pastors, ARC today works alongside church planters and leaders to provide support and help grow life-giving churches across the U.S. and worldwide. In the face of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, they were on hand to provide much-needed support to rebuild the city and give aid to residents, particularly in the Houston area.
Over the coming days and weeks, ARC’s teams were there to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, working through the debris and flooding in the area. These selfless actions were truly inspirational, which is why Ryan Binkley and the rest of the team at Create Church were happy to donate $10,000 support them in their efforts.
With the ARC Churches in South Texas having a greater understanding of areas in need and what needed to be done to ease the strain caused by Hurricane Harvey, Ryan felt they would make the best use of the money to help as many people as possible. We hope this will help them with their outstanding efforts in the immediate aftermath of this disaster, their actions a beacon of hope for us all in these most challenging circumstances.
Ryan and the rest of the folks at Create Church want to offer our deepest condolences for any losses sustained after Hurricane Harvey and are praying for your safety. After the efforts of ARC and other kind-hearted groups in the area, we at least know that these tragedies cannot take away hope.
If you would like to learn more about Ryan Binkley’s work at Create Church and how you can join, visit their official website. You can discover more about Ryan on his profile on the Generational Equity website.